Meet the map! Introducing a new and interactive experiment to share stories about writing. For my chapter on loneliness in The Science Writers’ Handbook, I polled SciLancers for tips on how to keep social isolation from slowing down work; Many responded that a change of scenery does a world of good for a lonely writer. To create the map above, we asked SciLancers to share stories about stories they wrote away from home.
Click on a pin to learn who wrote what, and where, as well as a few perks and quirks about the place. Doug Fox [bio] dishes on the limited culinary options in the machine shop at McMurdo Station in Antarctica; Jill U. Adams [bio] celebrates the resources of a university library; Helen Fields [bio] reports from the deck of a ship in the Bering Sea; Rob Frederick [bio] finds himself at home at a place that serves both caffeine (to fuel the writing) and beer (to celebrate the meeting of a deadline.)
Zoom in. Zoom out. Then join us in the comments section: What makes your favorite coffeeshop/bar/airport/writing oasis great? What’s your most memorable writing story?
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